Primary Junior Special Education Teacher
Grade Levels:Primary / Junior
Ashley graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy. In 2007, she completed a Master of Science and Education at Medaille College in Buffalo, New York. As a member of the Ontario College of Teachers, Ashley holds basic qualifications in both the Primary and Junior Divisions and an AQ Specialist in the area of Special Education. In her years with the TDSB, Ashley has worked the mainstream classroom, special education settings, and in partnership with CAMH through the Section 23 Programs. She currently holds a central staffing position with the Behaviour Regional Services Team. In this leadership role, Ashley works to build the knowledge and capacity of colleagues in programming for students (K-12) with complex social, emotional and behavioural challenges. Ashley is committed to the development and implementation of equitable and inclusive practices for students of diverse backgrounds, living with multiple exceptionalities and diagnoses. A growth mindset and commitment to lifelong learning has allowed Ashley to hone her skills and adopt new practices to share with others. She actively attends and hosts educational workshops at the board level and seeks out new learning opportunities though community partners. Ashley believes that all students are able to achieve success. In her individual work with students, Ashley promotes a safe and caring learning environment where lessons reflect individual needs and interest. Her passion for holistic and personalized planning have yielded successful outcomes in the areas of student achievement, student well-being and equity.